4pm - 5pm
4.03 Sue gets through her 'first major cigarette craving of the day', and Melinda asks everyone if they'd like a cup of tea before joining Mark at the sink; Les states that the majority of the viewers may have been puzzled as to why they froze at the end of their soap, but Sue tells him that they would've probably been more concerned with 'what a bunch of tools we looked'. Sue runs through her 'boogie nights' dance routine before wondering if the dance has 'caned' her knees.
4.05 Mark sings as he dries up, while Sue stops dancing and starts whistling instead; Mark mentions that the time is five to four, and runs through the soups they have for Melinda before warning her off the pizza. 'I don't want to be fussy about what time we eat', says Sue, 'because people eat at different times', and Les mentions that they have garlic left as Mark states that he's a 'happy man' with his washing up liquid.
4.07 As Mark gets on with more washing up, Les clocks that the bench swing has been taken out for the assault course, and looks on with a subdued expression as Melinda has another go at the wire fairground game; she doesn't last ten seconds before ringing the buzzer, while Les lays down on the sofa. 'If you get across that without me, I'm not gonna be happy', Mark tells Melinda before telling her that she might be shaky after running the assault course; Les mentions that they were allowed to bring a book into the house but BB changed its mind late on.
4.09 'I've got an egg', chuckles Les as Melinda continually rings the bell on the fairground game; Sue chops up some onions as Mark puts the plates away, and Sue washes her hands before Mark wonders if all his friends will do the washing, cooking and cleaning for him when he gets out of the house having done so much of it for the others.
4.11 Melinda continues to ring the bell as Mark states that the lack of cigarettes have made his smoker's cough return; 'maybe we should go and plead again for some more', Sue tells him.
4.14 Les closes his eyes as he lays back on the sofa while Melinda continues to under-achieve on the fairground wire game; Sue sets the hob to the right setting as she stirs the onion she chopped, while Mark empties the water from the washing up bowl and mildly cries 'no!' as he gets it everywhere. He begins to sing as ringing is heard once again from Melinda's corner.
4.16 BB calls someone to the diary room; 'I'll give him his worst nightmare - the brunette', Sue says as she goes, while Mark dries up the cutlery and Melinda rings the wire game bell incessantly. Les tells Mark that the chickens have already been fed, and Sue returns from the diary room with the news that all the games must be returned and all the Christmas decorations must be removed. Les states that skittles 'is a big pub game' and Mark takes the opportunity to have a few last efforts to get to the end of the wire game.
4.19 Mark berates himself for ringing the bell as Les knocks over a few skittles, while Sue crushes some garlic in the kitchen as the onions and tomatoes fry, while Mark pleads to BB to let him have the wire game for 'one more night' so he can complete it; 'it's just one mistake that undoes me', he says as Les leaves him to his own devices before complimenting Sue on the dish she's cooking. 'It's a tad boring, but it's the best we can do', she says as Les reflects that all the decorations must come down.
4.21 'You can do it, there's not far to go', Mark tells himself as he negotiates another bend; he gets to the end just before the bell rings, and everyone cheers as Mark celebrates and Les calls for an action replay. 'I'm glad I've done that before it's taken', Mark says as Les wonders how he'll reach the decoration centrepiece stuck to the ceiling. Mark folds up the wooden skittles floor with Melinda as BB announces that the storeroom is open; 'you can take them now', Mark says as Les reflects that they haven't played Twister yet.
4.24 Everyone reassures Mark that he did get to the end of the wire even though the bell rung, as he and Melinda slide the games into the storeroom; 'I got an egg, you got Frustration', Les tells Mark as he states that the props from the soap yesterday should also go into the storeroom. Sue fills up the kettle as Mark tells her that the sauce is 'smelling good' again, and she looks in the fridge for another ingredient.
4.28 Les collects up the chicken laminates and returns them to the welcome pack as Sue puts some pasta into a pot; Les mentions that the 'obstacle course is quite knackering' as he exhales, and Sue tells Melinda that she enjoys cooking and cooks a lot at home. Mark clears up the used containers from the worktop before telling Les that getting some washing up liquid has 'made my week'; he puts the pasta away before joking that they have to clear up 'for the next lot who come into the house'. 'We might lose our deposit', Melinda jokes.
4.31 Les asks if anyone wants to play the 'Hollywood' game at some point; no-one replies, so he mentions that it's more like Monopoly than a film quiz. Melinda perks up, as Les tells Mark that he isn't going to play the game on his own; 'we should have a team game, but perhaps after dinner', he mentions before wondering whether they should have one more go at the obstacle course. 'We should have one under the lights, as it could affect our vision', Mark says before stating that it's started to rain.
4.33 Sue asks Mark for 'the biggest dish we've got', and Mark gives her a couple of options but mentions that they may not be big enough, so they use both; he looks in the cupboard for them as Sue states that the pasta should go in about now, while Les tells Melinda that he's put their elusive egg back into the hutch 'to encourage them to lay more'. Mark does some more washing up as Les reflects that he's talking to himself, while Melinda gets a flower from the top shelf and puts it on the lounge table, befroe organising the cushions properly.
4.35 Les hums to himself as he goes outside to check on his beloved chickens; 'make a little brown one, will ya?', he asks as he checks for eggs, and mentions that he'll feed them all before they go to bed to get them to lay some more. Mark dries up some plates as Sue continues to stir the pasta sauce, while Les says 'two more days' to himself twice as he looks for some chicken feed in the chamber; he then says it again before returning inside the house.
4.38 Les tells Melinda that there are 'plenty of leaves over by the door' and he tells the chickens to 'have an early night' as they'll be doing the task later; 'extra few for you, Becks', he tells him as he feeds him before encouraging him to 'share it with the rest'. 'In you go', he tells the stragglers before telling them which direction to go in; 'that way', he says repeatedly before prodding a chicken out from under the outside table. 'Stupid or what?', he says frustratedly as he finally manages to get every chicken to go in; he leans on the coop before closing the gate.
4.41 Les looks up at the sky and sighs, and rubs his head before returning to the decking, while Melinda makes some peppermint tea in the kitchen and fetches some milk from the fridge; 'it feels so much later than half four', she says to Sue, and she fills up the three cups as Sue continues to stir her sauce. 'I don't think we need any more dry bread', Mark says as he throws a loaf away, while Les straightens his hair in the bedroom window before going to the bathroom to put some water on it. He sighs again.
4.44 Les rubs his eyes and chin and sighs again as he sits by the kitchen worktop; he compliments Sue's sauce, and Sue mentions that they've got 'a load of pasta here' as Les looks outside again. Sue tells Mark that he'll rip the skin off his hands after using a Brillo pad too many times, and Les states that he feels 'tired and homesick' as Melinda cuddles her for reassurance.
4.46 Les asks Melinda if she wants to play Hollywood, but they decide to play 'Connect 4' instead until everyone is able to play; 'you're just playing with me out of sympathy', Les tells Melinda, and admires the 'tidy' house as they start playing. Melinda tells Les that he should have 'two sleeps' a day as Sue drains the pasta, before stating that she'll exfoliate herself afterwards. 'Cover it in cold water before we drain it again', she tells Mark.
4.48 Sue continues to stir her sauce as Mark rinses up some more pots, plates and pans; Sue whisks up some cheese sauce as Melinda and Les continue to play Connect 4, and Sue puts the drained pasta back into a pot before giving Mark the colander to wash up. She stirs the full mixture around with a spatula before adding some stock and the cheese sauce, before stirring once more. She begins to serve the pasta up in a large bowl, while the Connect 4 game which Les was told to play to 'take his mind off things' doesn't seem to be having the desired effect, judging by his expression.
4.52 Sue fills a second bowl with her finished pasta dish, as she and Les consider another 'six degrees' question; Melinda sets them the challenge of getting from Richard Attenborough to David Attenborough, and Sue asks Mark to get some breadcrumbs ready to put on the top of her pasta dish. Melinda tells her that he's put enough on, and Sue takes an erroneous crust from the surface of one of the dishes before telling Mark to add cheese on top of one of them too.
4.54 Melinda reflects that they're only cooking for four people today, and Mark finishes topping the pasta dishes before Sue asks him to grate some more cheese; 'I don't each cheese, so work out what you want', she tells him, and Mark reflects on how 'stupid' the grater is as he struggles to hold the single sheet of metal steady. Sue packs up the rest of the breadcrumbs for a later date, and Mark mentions that the block of cheese 'is crumbling a bit'.
4.56 Les wonders whether he can get from Tom Hanks to Nicholas Cage easily, or from Tom Hanks to Sean Connery 'ideally' as Melinda reads her magazine having finished the Connect 4 game. Les continues to think of which Jurassic Park star to get to Sean Connery with, and he completes the connection before explaining it to Melinda. Mark wraps up the remaining cheese and returns it to the fridge.
4.58 Sue gives Mark cooking instructions for the two meals she's made.